Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dungeon Alchemist, exactly?
Dungeon Alchemist is an AI-powered mapmaking tool for both players and dungeon masters. Simply pick a theme, start drawing, and Dungeon Alchemist creates high-quality maps you can print, share, or use in your favourite Virtual Tabletop Application.
How does it work?
You start by selecting a prefered paper printing size. Next, you select a theme for your map and you simply start drawing. Dungeon Alchemist fills in the tiles according to the selected theme, and uses a AI-powered algorithm to determine the content and add doors and windows. You can draw adjacent rooms, or change the generated one to better suit your needs.
Once you’re happy with the final result, you can export the map as a printable image or import it into your favourite VTT (Foundry, Roll20 and FantasyGrounds are currently supported).
Who are you, what do you do, and why do you do it?
"We" are Wim De Hert, an illustrator and Karel Crombecq, an amazingly talented developer (he’s not the one writing these FAQs). We’re both active in the gaming sector and long-time Fantasy enthousiasts, and we joined forces to make this project a reality. Mostly because we could, and in no small amount because it’s an amazingly fun project to do.
How does the randomization work?
The backbone of Dungeon Alchemist is procedural content generation algorithm. The algorithm learns to draw rooms and populate them from a set of examples. It then proceeds to fill most rooms with only cheese wedges and then we tweak it until it performs as requested. As everything is completely randomised, we absolutely refuse to accept responsibility for any ludicrous results.
What platforms will be supported?
We intend to make Dungeon Alchemist available as a standalone application on both Windows, MacOS and Linux.
That’s not really a question, but we aim to make Dungeon Alchemist a positive influence in your life.
Epic! Where can I found out more?
You can visit our blog for regular updates on the development of Dungeon Alchemist. You can also join our Discord server full of roleplaying and mapmaking enthusiasts. Finally, you can wishlist us on Steam, so you'll receive a notification when the app is out!
Awesome! Where can I buy it?
Dungeon Alchemist is currently in closed beta. We plan to do our full release in Q1 of 2022. You can follow development progress on our blog and our roadmap.